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Prof. Francisco Valero-Cuevas
Brain-Body Dynamics Lab
Please visit our new website at http://valerolab.org

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Full-Length Peer-reviewed Abstracts:

  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Cohn BA, Szedlák M, Fukuda K, Gärtner B.
    "Structure of the set of feasible neural commands for complex motor tasks." 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy, August 25-29, 2015.
  • Lawrence EL, Fassola I, Dayanidhi S, Leclercq C, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "An evaluation of clustering techniques to classify dexterous manipulation of individuals with and without dysfunction." 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, pp. 1274-7, San Diego, CA, November 6-8, 2013.
  • Towles J, Hentz V, Valero-Ceuvas FJ.
    "Capacity of Small Groups of Muscles to Accomplish Precision Grasping Tasks," 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society pp. 6583-6, Osaka, Japan, July 3-7, 2013.
    Presentation Slides
  • Reyes A and Valero-Ceuvas FJ.
    "Inexpensive, Wearable, Wireless, Multi-Channel and Multi-Sensor Data Acquisition System," IEEE EMBS Special Topic Conference on Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies pp. 216-9, Bangalore, India, January 16-18, 2013.
  • Inouye JM and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    "Asymmetric routings with fewer tendons can offer both flexible endpoint stiffness control and high force-production capabilities in robotic fingers," IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, Rome, Italy, June 24-27, 2012.
  • Theodorou E, Todorov E, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Neuromuscular stochastic optimal control of a tendon-driven index finger model.
    American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 29-July 1, 2011. Peer reviewed full-length abstract
  • Santos VJ and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    A Bayesian approach to biomechanical modeling to optimize over large parameter spaces while considering anatomical variability.
    Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2004.
  • Miller A, Allen P, Santos VJ, and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    From robotic hands to human hands: A visualization and simulation engine for grasping research.
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping, Genoa, Italy, 2004.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ and Lipson H.
    Measurement and simulation of neuromuscular biomechanics of the fingers.
    Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, 2004.
  • Pearlman JL and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    The 3D thumb-tip forces produced by individual tendons do not superimpose linearly.
    Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, p.1819-22, 2003.
  • Santos VJ and Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Anatomical variability naturally leads to multimodal distributions of Denavit-Hartenberg parameters for the human thumb.
    Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. 2003.
  • Pearlman, JL, Weisman M, Roach, SS, Hermanson, JW, Valero-Cuevas, FJ.
    Thumb-tip force vectors produced by individual muscles of the thumb do not superimpose linearly.
    Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. 2003.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Venkadesan, M, Talati, A Hirsch J.
    How networks of cortical activity adapt in response to changes in the type and quality of sensory input during dynamic precision pinch.
    The Second World Congress of Biomechanics, Calgary, Alberta, 2002.
  • Hirsch J, Talati A, Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    A Vision-to-Action Cortical Pathway: An fMRI Study.
    Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO 2002), Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2002.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ, Smaby N, Venkadesan M, Peterson M, Wright T, Hotchkiss R, Sherry Backus, Lily A. Ariola.
    The Strength-Dexterity test as a measure of pinch performance in hands with able and osteoarthritic thumbs.
    57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore, MD, 2002.
  • Sancho X, Valero-Cuevas FJ, Pacrez A, Giurintano D, Vergara M, Sanchez F.
    Modelling the MCP joint in a biomechanical model of the index finger.
    Fifth International symposium on computer methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Rome, Italy, 2001.
  • Valero-Cuevas FJ.
    Applying principles of robotics to understand the biomechanics, neuromuscular control and clinical rehabilitation of human digits.
    Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation, p.255-62, 2000.



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